West London giants Chelsea Football Club are reportedly edging closer towards a deal to sign England forward Raheem Sterling from fellow Premier League campaigners Manchester City.
The Blues are thought to be hopeful of quickly striking a fee with Manchester City, with Sterling understood to be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge.
The 27 year-old would represent the kind of marquee signing that new Chelsea chief Todd Boehly promised when the US magnate completed his Blues takeover, alongside main consortium partners Clearlake Capital.
Sterling would also add extra dynamism to the Blues’ overall play, but also boost both creativity and goal threat.
Despite the fact that Sterling remains Chelsea’s top target, the two-time European champions are understood to be prepared to push for deals for both Raphinha of Leeds United and Everton’s Richarlison but Stamford Bridge chiefs would not expect to complete all three deals, but are thought to want to keep their options open amid a hectic summer’s transfer dealings.